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North Carolina's law against accurately reporting the rate of sea level rise

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Published on Jun 4, 2012

'You can't legislate the ocean, and you can't legislate storms.' -- East Carolina University geologist Stan Riggs

The state General Assembly's Replacement House Bill 819 would rule that scientists are not allowed to accurately predict sea-level rise. Using only legal calculations, the sea level will now rise eight inches by the end of the century--- not the forty that scientists estimate.

North Caroline Sea Level Rise Bill 819:
www.nccoast.org/uploads/documents/CRO/20­12-5/SLR-bill.pdf

Sea Level Bill Would Allow North Carolina to Stick Its Head in the Sand:
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2...

IPCC Summary for Policy Makers (SPM), Sea Level Rise Projections, year 2007:
http://warmwagers.org/SPM2feb07.pdf

Sea level rise likely to be greater than IPCC Assessment Report Four predicted:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/climate/document...

A Semi-Empirical Approach to Projecting Future Sea-Level Rise:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/315...

Download global sea level reconstruction data:
http://www.pol.ac.uk/home/staff/?user...

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